We’ve identified some common issues with Quick Response and Arts Grant applications and some ways you can improve your application.
Every round some worthwhile projects do miss out on grants because there are not enough funds available. To increase the likelihood we’ll fund your application it needs to be as strong as possible.
You need to read the Funding and Programmes Guide 2013 so you understand exactly what’s required for your application. We also recommend you contact your relevant Arts Adviser to discuss your application as they will help you to make a strong application.
In general you need to have:
All applications need to identify up to two Creative New Zealand results and convincingly described how the project would achieves these. The results must be selected by the applicant from the set criteria.
We find that some applicants:
Because of the large number of applications that Creative New Zealand deals with, applications must arrive by the closing date in the correct format or they will be made ineligible and not considered for funding. Some common issues are:
We often find:
The budget is an important part part of most funding applications. Sometimes we find that budgets:
Information on how to complete your budget can be found Application Form 2013.
You can use the Excel budget template to help you get started.
Many of the word we use in our funding process also have other quite valid definitions. Our glossary is to help people understand how we at Creative New Zealand use these terms.
Some often misunderstood words are: